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September 17, 2019
Knesset elections 2.0: An absent electorate?
People have been literally lining up to leave, some have left long ago, and others are zapped of the inspiration to vote for what they believe will wind up in another impasse.
September 10, 2019
Was Netanyahu’s latest nuclear ‘bombshell’ election propaganda?
You’d think that this was a bigger bombshell than the news of Iran’s continued and very concrete efforts to develop nuclear warheads for its long-range missiles. You know, in its pursuit of regional hegemony and its stated aim of “wiping Israel off the map.”
September 3, 2019
Voting against Israeli electoral apathy
We Israelis are used to having our tax shekels spent on futile, top-down endeavors born of nanny-state committee meetings held to interpret and tackle societal phenomena. No wonder there’s a sense that voting won’t change anything.
August 27, 2019
Israel, Iran and Trump: Behind the rhetoric
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has had faith that Washington would be his key ally in any confrontation with the Islamic Republic. It was Trump, after all, who withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
August 20, 2019
Netanyahu’s carrot-and-stick policy on Gaza
Both left and right are uneasy about growing violence from the border, but the prime minister has a plan.
August 13, 2019
May Dvir Sorek’s legacy be a lesson to the Jewish left
Faced with what they clearly viewed as a contradiction in terms, Israel Prize laureate David Grossman and his fellow peace fantasists were stunned.
August 6, 2019
Shameful comparisons in the name of politics
Referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the same breath as Kim Jong-un and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan goes beyond the pale.
July 30, 2019
Schadenfreude and the UNRWA scandal
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl collected money for business-class trips with his mistress, whom he fast-tracked into a role he invented for her so that she could accompany him around the world in style.
July 23, 2019
Spitting in the face of cooperation with Israel
Unlike Israel, which has a burgeoning understanding with many of its Arab neighbors based on a shared interest to prevent the Iranian regime from acquiring nuclear weapons, the Palestinians have been kissing up to Tehran.
July 16, 2019
Evan Cohen: Netanyahu’s perfect pick for foreign press adviser
Even the prime minister’s enemies at home are fully aware that it takes weeks of bureaucracy to fill public-servant posts, so they had to limit their baseless accusations to the “suspicious timing” of the announcement.
July 9, 2019
‘Lobstergate’ and non-kosher coercion
The positive side to this story is that the country had some comic relief from the genuine clawing controversies of the day. Less amusing is arousing the wrath of the country’s more extreme religious elements.
July 2, 2019
Ehud Barak, Yair Golan and Israel’s ‘New Left’
Only radical leftists in Israel and abroad believe that the IDF is ethically reckless, or that the Jewish state is not “very strict” when it comes to monitoring its own morality.
June 25, 2019
Erdoğan’s loss is Israel’s gain
Istanbul, home to 20 percent of the Turkish population, has been emboldened by the mayoral victory of Ekrem Imamoğlu. It won’t take long for other areas of the country to follow suit.
June 18, 2019
The appalling political exploitation of a 7-year-old’s rape
With three months to go before the “do-over” Knesset elections, no issue is off-limits in the fray.
June 11, 2019
An ill-deserved assault on Ambassador David Friedman
He said nothing controversial whatsoever about the West Bank, except in the eyes of those who consider any Israeli territorial or other claims illegitimate.